Ailbhe Smyth is a long-time activist on feminist, LGBT and other social issues. She has been involved in leading many campaigns, including the marriage equality referendum campaign in 2015. She was Co-Director of the Together for Yes campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment and legalise abortion in Ireland. She convenes the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment which she co-founded in 2013.  Ailbhe is the former founding head of Women’s Studies (WERRC) at UCD (University College Dublin), and has published widely on feminism, politics and culture.